Ella continues to Climate Strike every week with her brother Fin and particularly enjoyed the trip to Cornwall in June with the rest of the family. Having taken part in the Surfers Against Sewage G7 Paddle Out at Gylly Beach, Falmouth on June 12th she has been asking for her own SUP so that she and her puppy, Steve, can take to the water like Cal Major!

Inspired by Cal’s epic paddle around Scotland Ella was sad to read about the death of the young Humpback whale off Lybster which Cal encountered. Ever determined to do something positive Ella has set herself a beach clean challenge to remove 1500kg of beach litter this year, equivalent to the weight of a newborn Humpback whale calf, no easy task. She is also trying to raise money for two charities, Marine Connection for whom she is a Young Ambassador and Surfers Against Sewage who kindly donated us lots of beach cleaning equipment whilst in Cornwall.

Both charities have been in touch and to thank her for her fundraising have both sent her lovely T-shirts.

Link to her fundraiser page: https://bit.ly/EllaBeachCleanChallenge

So far 4 beach cleans have been completed since starting at the end of June and a total of 326.9kg of plastic has been removed. As of today, Ella has raised £655 towards her £1500 target so still lots to do.

The story was picked up by one of the local papers who wrote a lovely article about it, including some lovely comments about Ella from Cal Major herself.

As encouragement for her challenge Ella is now the proud owner of a SUP and is super excited to get herself and Steve out on the water.